What is a budgie?
A budgie is the nickname for a budgerigar or a pet parakeet. They originate from Australia and are usually about 6 to 8 inches long from head to tail. They are bred in various colours and budgies are the 3rd most popular pet in the world.
"When a budgie speaks well they will often want to communicate with us. In the beginning some will practice our speech using mimicries. Others from this highly intelligent species, will go one step further and begin to communicate intelligently with us. When they begin to say things they have never said before, most people can only pick up about 10% of what they are saying in real time. If we have the willingness to record them and study what they are saying, we can begin to understand them."
Ryan Reynolds, Parrot Intelligence Researcher